Sunday, November 15, 2009

Book Monday: Just One of the Guys

I have a huge fondness for first person narrators, contemporary romance, and romantic comedy-- which is probably why I fell head over hels for Kristin Higgins when I read a book of hers that I got atRWA Nationals-- Too Good to be True about a woman who's been making up boyfriends since she was old enough to know what one was.
Anyway, I was raving about her a few weeks ago-- and how I couldn't find her at my local B and N and would have to resort to buying on the internet-- when my dear friend, Sherry Thomas, came through with thebook I'm going to talk about today-- Just One of the Guys.

This is a fabulous book-- particularly if you like anything I mentioned above. Kristen's got great first person narrators, and this book is no exception-- tall, athletic, competitive Chastity O'Neill is the only daughter in a family of male firefighters and other rescue personnel. Despite her bold, brash, bigger than life personality-- or maybe becaues of it--- she's had a hard time meeting a guy who isn't put off by her self-sufficiency and competetiveness. Enter Trevor, the man she's loved since they were both children and who refuses to look at her as anything more than a friend (except, of course, for one really hot weekend during college). Add in Dr. Perfect-- the first man Chastity's dated seriously in a while-- her fear of blood and a competitor at work who is making her life as uncomfortable as possible, and Higgins has delivered up a really cool read.

Have any of you read Higgins? If so, which books of hers did you like?


  1. I read this book a while back and I loved it. I let me mom read it and she loved it, I really thought it was a great read. I haven't read anything else by her yet though.

  2. Isn't she fun? I really enjoyed the two I read and am waiting for her first to arrive in the mail.

  3. Have not tried anything by her... but I have written her name down to go look up now. This does sounds like a me kinda read. I love first person stories! Thanks for the heads up!! Hope you are having a great Monday!

  4. I am definitely going to get more by her, I like the way she writes.